14th LDPE Plant Improvement Conference

Gdansk/Sopot, Poland, 17.06.2019 – 19.06.2019

You are cordially invited to our 14th LDPE plant improvement conference.
We will discuss all technical aspects of building, running and maintaining an LDPE
or co-polymer high pressure plant - especially process, mechanical, electrical, safety
and control considerations.

The conference brings together all relevant stakeholders of this industry, well balanced between suppliers and operators, to discuss technical challenges, case studies and improvement initiatives around LDPE technology.

To make the meeting a success, we need your active participation with inspiring presentations of common interest to the LDPE community. We are looking for 30 presentations from operators, suppliers and team presentations. If you have a case to share, please send us a title and a 200 words abstract. In the months of January, March and May 2019 we will announce each time the 10 best proposals and this way build up our full programme step by step. Presenting plant operators will receive a 50% discount on the registration fee.

For more information and registration visit our Registration Site

Programme and Schedule

Sunday 16.06.
18:0023:00Welcome Reception / Registration
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Monday 17.06.
08:3010:00Markets and technology
- Welcome & Market News (Waldemar Hiller, Uhde High Pressure Technologies)
- LDPE Producer Key Note (Mariusz Buczek, BasellOrlen)
- LDPE and Copolymers - Outlook (Andrea Borruso, IHS)
- Digitalization of chemical plants (Sophie Wei, thyssenkrupp)
10:0010:30Coffee Break
10:3012:00Markets and technology
- LDPE Engineering Key Note - Improvement project methodology and lessons learnt (Joaquin Flores, ECI Group)
- Recent Patent overview in LDPE technology (Dieter Littmann, consultant)
- Panel discussion markets and technology
12:0013:15Lunch
13:1514:45Reaction, Product Separation and Control
- Detailed Modeling and Operational Optimization of LDPE Autoclave Reactors (Alejandro Cano, Process Systems Enterprise)
- Understanding ethylene decomposition – flame front velocity determination (Prof. Markus Busch, TU Darmstadt)
- Objective To maximise conversion of feed gas to 1st Quality product in a cost-effective manner (Alan George, Molecular Control Systems)
14:4515:15Coffee Break
15:1516:45- Selecting the best control strategy for catalyst pumps (Alexander Cosack, Uhde High Pressure Technologies)
- LyondellBasell (hold)
- Reducing fouling by oxygene injection (Qapco)
- Peroxide Injection Device – CFD Analysis (Dr. Brat and Marvin Braun, Tecnimont)
18:3022:00Sports Event
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Tuesday 18.06.
08:3010:00Compression, Piping and Cooling
- BHGE Hyper Compressors: technology injection for PH fleet (Maggi, BHGE Nuovo Pignone)
- New Life For Aging Assets - General Overhaul for LDPE Compressors (Heinz Meier, Burckhardt Compression
- Identification & Correction of acoustic malfunctions in LDPE plants (Jansen, Kötter Consulting Engineers)
10:0010:30Coffee Break
10:3012:00Compression, Piping and Cooling
- Reduction of cleaning time and production loss by removing existing orifice plates while maintaining acceptable pipe vibrations (Eijk, TNO, Sabic UK)
- Improved reliability for booster primary compressor (Hervé Ferraris, Christian Prinz, Hoerbiger)
- Solving Recurring Failures on the piping system of a High Pressure LDPE (CompressorCompression Service Technology)
- Relation between Process and Compressor Reliability (Dr. Meinke, Tecnimont)
12:0013:15Lunch
13:1514:45Extrusion and Pellet Handling
- Improvements in pneumatic conveying technology (Coperion)
- KraussMaffei Berstorff (hold)
- Hydraulic transport solutions for high capacity and long distances (Zeppelin
14:4515:15Coffee Break
15:1516:45Decomposition
- Decomposition at Autoclave reactor at B-unit in Braskem PE3 Camaçari, Brazil
- Autoclave Decomposition Reaction
due to Loose Stirrer Blades (Karl Simpson, ExxonMobil)
- BraskemIdesa (hold)
18:3022:00Conference Dinner
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Wednesday 19.06.
08:3010:00Inspection and Maintenance
- Preperation and execution of hp valve turnaround service (Philipp Teucher, Uhde HPT)
- Improvement projects for aging plants (Marko Api, Borealis)
- Hyper compressor cylinder life improvement by optimal maintenance (Luc van Loon, CTD)
10:0010:30Coffee Break
10:3012:30- Hypercompressor lubrication - Manzel HP50 overaul and upgrade (LionOil)
- High Pressure Let Down Valve Improvement (Alistair Lampton, Sabic UK and Thorsten Denz, Uhde HPT)
- What happened to a 36 month project? (Dr. Charles Beals, ECI)
12:3013:00Best Paper Award and Conference Closing
13:00Farewell lunch
Sunday 16.06.
18:0023:00Welcome Reception / Registration
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Monday 17.06.
08:3010:00Markets and technology
- Welcome & Market News (Waldemar Hiller, Uhde High Pressure Technologies)
- LDPE Producer Key Note (Mariusz Buczek, BasellOrlen)
- LDPE and Copolymers - Outlook (Andrea Borruso, IHS)
- Digitalization of chemical plants (Sophie Wei, thyssenkrupp)
10:0010:30Coffee Break
10:3012:00Markets and technology
- LDPE Engineering Key Note - Improvement project methodology and lessons learnt (Joaquin Flores, ECI Group)
- Recent Patent overview in LDPE technology (Dieter Littmann, consultant)
- Panel discussion markets and technology
12:0013:15Lunch
13:1514:45Reaction, Product Separation and Control
- Detailed Modeling and Operational Optimization of LDPE Autoclave Reactors (Alejandro Cano, Process Systems Enterprise)
- Understanding ethylene decomposition – flame front velocity determination (Prof. Markus Busch, TU Darmstadt)
- Objective To maximise conversion of feed gas to 1st Quality product in a cost-effective manner (Alan George, Molecular Control Systems)
14:4515:15Coffee Break
15:1516:45- Selecting the best control strategy for catalyst pumps (Alexander Cosack, Uhde High Pressure Technologies)
- LyondellBasell (hold)
- Reducing fouling by oxygene injection (Qapco)
- Peroxide Injection Device – CFD Analysis (Dr. Brat and Marvin Braun, Tecnimont)
18:3022:00Sports Event
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Tuesday 18.06.
08:3010:00Compression, Piping and Cooling
- BHGE Hyper Compressors: technology injection for PH fleet (Maggi, BHGE Nuovo Pignone)
- New Life For Aging Assets - General Overhaul for LDPE Compressors (Heinz Meier, Burckhardt Compression
- Identification & Correction of acoustic malfunctions in LDPE plants (Jansen, Kötter Consulting Engineers)
10:0010:30Coffee Break
10:3012:00Compression, Piping and Cooling
- Reduction of cleaning time and production loss by removing existing orifice plates while maintaining acceptable pipe vibrations (Eijk, TNO, Sabic UK)
- Improved reliability for booster primary compressor (Hervé Ferraris, Christian Prinz, Hoerbiger)
- Solving Recurring Failures on the piping system of a High Pressure LDPE (CompressorCompression Service Technology)
- Relation between Process and Compressor Reliability (Dr. Meinke, Tecnimont)
12:0013:15Lunch
13:1514:45Extrusion and Pellet Handling
- Improvements in pneumatic conveying technology (Coperion)
- KraussMaffei Berstorff (hold)
- Hydraulic transport solutions for high capacity and long distances (Zeppelin
14:4515:15Coffee Break
15:1516:45Decomposition
- Decomposition at Autoclave reactor at B-unit in Braskem PE3 Camaçari, Brazil
- Autoclave Decomposition Reaction
due to Loose Stirrer Blades (Karl Simpson, ExxonMobil)
- BraskemIdesa (hold)
18:3022:00Conference Dinner
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Wednesday 19.06.
08:3010:00Inspection and Maintenance
- Preperation and execution of hp valve turnaround service (Philipp Teucher, Uhde HPT)
- Improvement projects for aging plants (Marko Api, Borealis)
- Hyper compressor cylinder life improvement by optimal maintenance (Luc van Loon, CTD)
10:0010:30Coffee Break
10:3012:30- Hypercompressor lubrication - Manzel HP50 overaul and upgrade (LionOil)
- High Pressure Let Down Valve Improvement (Alistair Lampton, Sabic UK and Thorsten Denz, Uhde HPT)
- What happened to a 36 month project? (Dr. Charles Beals, ECI)
12:3013:00Best Paper Award and Conference Closing
13:00Farewell lunch

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